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Site Security

From the makers of Akeeba Backup Core/Professional and Admin Tools Core, this is the enhanced release of Admin Tools, available on a subscription basis. On top of what Admin Tools Core already offers, Admin Tools Professional has these exclusive features:
- Restrict administrator with a secret URL parameter
- Web Application Firewall to block common exploits (SQL injection, XSS, DFI, RFI, malicious user agent, CSRF/spam-bot protection, uploads scanner)
- Bad word filtering
- IP Whitelisting for the administrator section
- IP Blacklisting
- Geographic block (deny access to specific countries/continents)
- Modification of Generator meta tag and other sensitive HTTP headers
- Email on administrator login
- Block front-end Super Administrator log-in
- Block Super Administrator user modification
- Block extensions installation
- Block visual fingerprinting (tmpl, template and tp URL parameters)
- Integration of the Bad Behavior anti-spam library
- Project Honeypot IP blacklist integration
- Automatic IP blocking of repeat offenders
- Email notifications of all detected security issues
- URL redirections (exclusive support for query parameters!)
- Scheduled site maintenance operations

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The software is GPL; buying a single subscription you can install it on as many sites as you want and keep it running even after your subscription expires, without encrypted code, domain limitations or other such nuisances.


Excellent, saves so much time.

Ease of use

Very easy.


Great. Been using this for about six years and when I had an issue they were quick to sort it out.


Very thorough, some of the best in the industry.

Value for money

A real steal.

I used this to: Company production web site.

You NEED this for your site!

Posted on 18 December 2014

This extension is an absolute MUST HAVE for any Joomla site. It has helped to not only improve performance on our site, but has blocked countless attacks and attempted hacks to our sites. If you only buy one extension for your Joomla site it must be this one.

The .htaccess maker alone is a reason to go with Pro (let alone all of the other goodies).

Ease of use

Easy to set up and use, but be careful of how you implement the .htaccess hardening, as it can cause some strange results if you don't know what you're doing!


Prompt support!

Value for money

This is a no-brainer for any Joomla installation

Excellent Investment

Posted on 30 August 2014

AdminTools (Pro) from Akeeba is one of the two first extensions I install on a Joomla website.

The other is also from Akeeba.

As well as enhancing site security, within AdminTools there are many other useful tools - this is a very useful toolkit.

The Site Security feature alone in my opinion is worth the Professional version's fee.

Documentation is very logically laid out and very in-depth.

Most matters are covered in the documentation, but where clarification is required the Akeeba site Support is excellent.

Well worth the fee - you will save it time and again with the useful features.

Keep it up Akeeba !

worth the money

Posted on 10 August 2014

After a huge crash of my administrated websites by hacker attacks 2 yrs ago I use AdminTools Pro. Since then I am getting daily notes about blocked attack trials. It's amazing, how many hacker are trying to attack my sites! But Admintools blocks reliably these trials. Thank you the creators in Cyprus!

I have owned the extension for years and I get more from it each year. I love feeling secure. The support is very exceptionally great, and it does provide courteous and very expert advice. Obviously an absolute essential. Great support ticket system with so much to teach about security.

Working with the extension is a pleasure. I use the extension for our law firm. I is so worthwhile to use each of the tools, and each is easy, and the really powerful.

Great and essential

Posted on 24 June 2014

I have just renewed my subscription to both akeeba backup and admin tools pro. Great extensions. Not as cheap as i hoped but worth the money due to the best documentation and quick support. Nice job Nicholas...

Easy to use and protects your joomla-site perfect.


Posted on 31 May 2014

This Component provides very strong and easy to setup security and seo features.

All the settings are completely documented. You decide which features you want to use, where the most are self-explaining other will need some research in the documentary.

This component is an essential! and should be installed on every Joomla - Installation


Posted on 22 May 2014

Immediately after I install Akeeba Backup on any new build I install Akeeba Admin Tools (yep, even before K2). I have always used this tool but never REALLY needed it until 2 weeks ago.

Sure I have had hacking attempts but they have been fairly innocuous and nothing has happened....until now.

OK, it was my fault. My site hadn't be updated in a while and suddenly I was covered in Finnish spammed content. It only took 2 minutes to remove it and delete the users but sure enough they were back.

I would love to thank those hackers (after spanking them with a plank with a nail coming out of it) for pushing me to make that decision.

Ah, the joy I get in watching the e-mails come in. "Security Exception" "Security Exception" "Security Exception" .......



Yep, that's worth the money. On a plus side my clients are as pleased as punch that I can provide this increased security for free.

The downside? The heart attack when you accidentally blacklist your own IP for the first time. OK it only takes 2 minutes to fix but the feeling when your site completely blocks you?

In short....BUY IT!

I am running one website for the past 9 years. My site was regularly attacked by spammers/hackers. I tried so many ways to protect my site, but nothing worked out. One day I planned to try Admin Tools also. That made magic. My site became secure now. For the past 2 months, Admin tools saved my site from 200 attacks. Using admin tools, I have blocked the IP addresses of all those attackers. Now, My sit is in safe hands. Thanks to Admin Tools team.

Akeeba Backup

Akeeba Backup

Free | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
929 reviews
Akeeba Backup Core is the successor to the now famous JoomlaPack component. In a nutshell, Akeeba Backup Core is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server. Its possibilities: endless. It creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. The archive contains all the files, a database snapshot and an installer similar in function to the standard Joomla! installer. The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites. Alternatively, you can make a backup of only your database, or only your files. If you want a reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site, try it out. Akeeba Backup has won the prestigious Administrator Only Extension J.O.S.C.A.R. Award at J and Beyond 2010. Download it for free to find out why. Latest Joomla! 2.5/3.x only. We have older versions for past Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7/2.5/3.x versions on our site. Features: It configures itself for optimal operation with your site. Just click on Configuration Wizard. One click backup. AJAX powered backup (site and database, database only, files only or incremental files only backup) The fastest native PHP backup engine. Choose between standard ZIP or highly efficient JPA archive format able to exclude specific files, folders able to exclude specific database tables or their contents Unattended backup mode (CRON job scheduling), fully compatible with AJAX powered site restoration "Kickstart" restore: restore without unpacking backup Move your site between hosts without downloading/uploading anything (using the DirectFTP backup engine) Archives can be restored on any host. Useful for transferring your site between subdomains/hosts or even to/from your local testing server (XAMPP, WAMPServer, MAMP, Zend Server, etc). and much much more! Do not miss out the complimentary companion software (Akeeba Kickstart and Akeeba eXtract Wizard) which are available free of charge from our site. They make working with Akeeba Backup a breeze. Note: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a valid subscription to request support. Its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free. *** IF YOU CAN'T FIND HOW TO ENABLE A FEATURE LISTED HERE, PLEASE READ THE (FREE) DOCUMENTATION! ***
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Admin Tools

Admin Tools

Free | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
180 reviews
Admin Tools is a true Swiss Army knife for your site. Our freely available Admin Tools Core will detect, notify you about and install new Joomla! releases, fix your files' and directories' permissions, protect your administrator directory with a password, change your database prefix, set a secure Super Administrator ID, migrate links pointing to your old domain on-the-fly and perform database maintenance, all with a single click. Written and maintained by the same developer as Akeeba Backup and the Joomla! updater component of Joomla! 2.5.4 and later. Note: a commercial edition (Admin Tools Professional) with extra security-oriented features is also available from our site for a fee. This listing is about the free version, Admin Tools Core. Note 2: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a subscription to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.
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K2 Links for Advanced Link

Free | JCE extensions | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
12 reviews
Brought to you by Akeeba Backup's lead developer, the K2 Links for Advanced Link allows you to use JCE's advanced link feature in order to seamlessly link to K2 content items. A short list of features: - Integrates into JCE's Advanced Link (AdvLink) window - that's what you get with the "Insert Link..." command you get with the right-click popup or the link icon with green cross on JCE's toolbar ;) - You can toggle it on/off for certain users, just like any other AdvLink extension. - Displays K2 categories as a drill-down tree, no limits on level depth. - If a K2 category contains not only items but children categories too, it displays both. - Intelligently includes the correct Itemid on linked items. Don't let Google think you've got duplicate content on your site, right? - Link to K2 Tags (NEW!) - View and link to K2 items belonging to a specific K2 tag (NEW!) IMPORTANT: Version 2.x is only compatible with JCE 2.x. The previous version of the plugin (1.0) for JCE 1.5.x is no longer supported.
Akeeba Release System

Akeeba Release System

Free | Downloads | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
27 reviews
Akeeba Release System (ARS) is a file repository / download system quite different than its competition. It is primarily focused on software dissemination, but can also be used as a generic download component. Its main differences to its competition are speed, stability, perfect URLs without a SEF component, generation of update streams, ease of use, Chameleon skinning and time saving features implemented along the board. We use it for our own downloads section. In fact, before its first public beta it had already served over a million downloads. In a nutshell: Performance - ARS is designed to handle massive amounts of data. Tested with hundreds of download items and hundreds of thousands of log records, it groks through this vast amount of data in a heartbeat. Intelligent caching makes it blazing fast. Bootstrap - ARS seamlessly integrates with the Boostrap styling upon which Joomla! 3 is standardised. It includes its own copy of Bootstrap, used only on Joomla! 2.5. Control Freak - Control who can download what. ARS integrates with Akeeba Subscriptions, PayPlans and Joomla! View Access Levels to fine-tune who can view and download anything. Perfect Logs - ARS will log who downloaded what and when, or even who tried but failed. IP addresses, HTTP referrers and country statistics are all logged and can be used to filter the log display. The Control Panel offers a bird's eye view of how well your downloads are doing. Attention to detail - Minute details make the big difference. From copied items defaulting to being unpublished and files you've already used being hidden from file selection drop-downs and from automatically naming and describing your files to zero-click file publishing, ARS has got you covered. Updates galore - ARS can automatically create update streams in multiple formats. INI format which can easily be used from any software. Joomla! XML format for extremely easy updates of the extensions you create. Amazon S3 Support - Store your downloads on Amazon S3. Integrated S3 file browser and ability to upload directly to S3! Experience the future in download components. Install and use Akeeba Release System. It's completely free of charge. Note: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a valid subscription to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.
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Admin Tools Professional

Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Dec 16 2014
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download
Related free extension:
Admin Tools
Uses updater:
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